2014 IEEE Region 1 Student Leadership Training Workshop


2014 IEEE Region 1 Student Leadership Training Workshop

Region 1 Student Activities Website:

On behalf of the IEEE Region 1 Student Activities Committee, we would like to welcome you to the 2014 IEEE Region 1 Student Leadership Training Workshop (SLTW) in Newark NJ on December 6, 2014.

The workshop objective is to provide students and IEEE Student Branch Officers an opportunity to meet with other student branch officers, members, faculty advisers, and IEEE Region 1 Officers. The workshop includes professional development, leadership skill training, and networking with people from industries and academies.

Hotel Accommodations:
Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel
50 Park Pl
Newark, NJ 07102

Tel: (973) 622-1000
URL: http://www.rthotel.com

Travel Support for those who need to travel more than 100 miles:
While Region 1 will not reimburse the travel expenses for conference attendees, a limited number of hotel rooms are available at no cost to attendees on a first-come-first-served basis. We encourage students to share rooms whenever it is appropriate.

Please note incidentals charged to the room are attendees’ responsibility. Please register for hotel rooms by sending an e-mail to Babak Beheshti at b.beheshti@ieee.org with subject line as “IEEE R1 SLTW 2014 – Room Request". Hotels rooms will be assigned to attendees until no rooms are available. THE ABSOLUTE LAST DATE TO REGISTER FOR THE HOTEL ROOMS IS NOVEMBER 20.

Fee will include meals at the workshop.

Register by December 05, 2014
IEEE Student Branch Officers = Free
IEEE Student (StM) and Graduate Student Member (GSM) = $10
Non-IEEE Student = $15

  Date and Time




  • Date: 06 Dec 2014
  • Time: 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • 50 Park Place
  • Newark, New Jersey
  • United States 07103
  • Building: Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel
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  • Co-sponsored by IEEE Region 1
  • Starts 23 October 2014 08:10 AM
  • Ends 06 December 2014 08:00 AM
  • All times are (GMT-05:00) US/Eastern
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  • Menu: NA


Saturday(December 05, 2014)


8:00am to 9:00am

Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:00am to 10:20am (Opening Ceremony)

1. Opening Remarks by Babak Beheshti (Region 1 Student Activities Chair)

2. Region 1 Overview by Vince Socci (Region 1 Director)

3. Focus on Member Development by Soon Wan (Region 1 Membership Development Chair)

4. Scalability of IEEE Membership by Charles Rubenstein (Region 1 Secretary)

5. Icebreaker (Amy Bravo, Associate Dean, Career Services, NYIT)


10:30am to 12:00noon (Session 1: Leadership Training)

1. Student Activities at IEEE by Shareyna Scott (Student Branch Development Specialist)

2. Branch Management and Reporting by Babak Beheshti (Region 1 Student Activities Chair)

3. Recruiting Student Members and Volunteers by Soon Wan (Region 1 Membership Development Chair)

4. Student Branch Best Practices by Soon Wan (Region 1 Membership Development Chair)

5. Keynote Speech by Peter Eckstein (IEEE-USA President Elect)


12:15pm to 1:30pm

Lunch and Networking


1:30pm to 3:00pm (Session 2: Career Development)

1. Professional Development by Bala Prasanna (Region 1 Treasurer)

2. Interactive Networking Session by John Hyde (Dean of Career Services, NYIT)

3. Career Research using Informational Interviews to plan your success by Adrienne McNally (Career Services, NYIT)

4. Volunteering your way into your dream job, or LinkedIn basics by Amy Bravo (Assistant Dean of Career Services, NYIT)


3:30pm to 3:40pm



3:40pm to 4:30pm (Session 3: Micro-Session)

1. IEEE Student Competitions Introduction

2. IEEE Women In Engineering Introduction

3. IEEE Young Professionals Introduction

4. Closing Remarks